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Old 05-13-2009, 09:47 PM   #21 (permalink)
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Thanks to things I have learned here... I just went 17 days on 19 gallons.. The most I have ever done before was 10 days. I attribute this to better route planning and modified driving style. I dont do extreme hypermiling but I do implement what I can when I can. I personally have a heavy right foot and Florida is very flat so I use my cruise control anytime I can go a steady speed.

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Ya i have a pretty damn heavy right foot. I drive a little 86 toyota mr2. 1.6 litre automatic. I also like to take "scenic" routes home, and i really do thrash it.

But i've done quite a bit of work to the car, mainly i blew a head gasket, so i've had the head rebuilt, so all the crap on the valve seats has been cleaned out, i've put in a new O2 sensor, and i re-set the valve clearances. I got a new alternator because i could hear the bearing going on the old one.

After all that i did a quick check, and i got roughly 35 mpg.

A few other things though... I don't have power steering (the car really doesn't need it so never built with it) and i don't have A/C.

But i do really love being able to get good enough gas mileage to truly enjoy my car.

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Old 06-27-2009, 11:32 PM   #22 (permalink)
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Got noticed.

I turned into the hardware store parking lot with the engine off, using the Armstrong Steering. After I coasted into my parking space, the guy next to me told me he briefly mistook my rusty Subaru for an electric car. Cool.

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Old 07-12-2009, 07:15 PM   #23 (permalink)
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31.53 MPG on my last fill up. I wonder if I can get to 35MPG...
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Old 09-07-2009, 10:38 PM   #24 (permalink)
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Zoey - '09 Honda Civic Si
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Fueled up my 2009 Civic Si Sedan, new record 37 mpg, EPA rating 24 city/highway. Only mods I've done so far:

pump tires to 42/42
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Added hitch and Thule T2 bike rack.
changed oil to 0w-30

Kinda afraid to do engine off coasting with my new civic.
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Posted my best-yet commute: 35.7MPG! But I started with a warm engine. 32.8MPG is my best cold start commute.

I was more than 400mi into the tank before the low fuel light came on. I'll probably fill up tomorrow and find out how I'm really doing.
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Posted my best-yet commute: 35.7MPG! But I started with a warm engine. 32.8MPG is my best cold start commute.

I was more than 400mi into the tank before the low fuel light came on. I'll probably fill up tomorrow and find out how I'm really doing.
You must abuse that Insight
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You must abuse that Insight
If you get 1000 mi out of a set of brake pads, you're doing well, right?
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If you get 1000 mi out of a set of brake pads, you're doing well, right?
It's not your fault, your commute is an entirely downhill loop, both out and back.
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Thumbs up Looks like the Pulse and Glide technique is working well

Hey everyone. It's been a while since I've last owned a vehicle (I had a Geo Metro until Spring 2008 and then went car-free for a while) so I'm glad that I still find the P+G technique working great with my cheap '93 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 269K miles on it.

I have no instrumentation at all however the thing that seems to work for me with this vehicle is accelerating from 25-mph to 35-mph in 3rd gear and then put the automatic gear selector into neutral until I fall to 25-mph again (engine running). Then rinse and repeat. Getting above EPA is *SO* much easier in this vehicle compared to the little Geo!!!
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Old 09-30-2009, 12:29 AM   #30 (permalink)
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First tank hypermiling! WOOT!

Got the first tank since starting this quest, and I'm frankly surprised at the difference.

Gallons: 8.31
Miles: 328.3
39.5MPG!

Thats right up there with my personal best tank, and that was obtained pure highway. I typically average 27MPG in mixed driving.

Just made my second aero mod. Like the wiper delete, it was also free. Got some blue foam insulation from a construcion site (scrap-I got permission) and fabricated a grille block. Time will tell if this is enough to push me across the big 4-oh!

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